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The 2015-16 Ballard High School Theatrical Season

 

On the day of her wedding, Eurydice falls victim to a tragic accident that sends her hurtling into a wonderland of an Underworld: ripped from her beloved Orpheus, the greatest musician in the world, Eurydice is reunited with her dead father in the Land of the Dead. Orpheus journeys to retrieve his bride, but Eurydice has begun to discover that the cost of living again can sometimes exceed the cost of staying dead. Full of dark humor, lyrical beauty, and wit, Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice transforms a traditional myth into a visceral, contemporary meditation on love worth grieving for.


 
 

PLOT SUMMARY: Based on the story of Genesis, the age-old conflict of parents and children takes the stage in this epic, heartfelt. From musical theatre genius Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, & Godspell) comes a joyous and inspirational musical about parents, children and faith... not to mention centuries of unresolved family business! Children of Eden is a show about parenthood and the impossible idea that every child will eventually leave home and become a parent in their own time, a cycle that never ends: As Adam, Eve, Noah, and the "Father" who created them deal with the headstrong, cataclysmic actions of their respective children, the show ultimately delivers a bittersweet but inspiring message: that "the hardest part of love... is letting go."





For the Spring play, the production will be of student lead one act plays. More information on selection process to come!

The 2014-15 Ballard High School Theatrical Season

 
 The creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop (in which three chorus girls were murdered by the mysterious "Stage Door Slasher") assembles at the Westchester estate of a wealthy patron. A blizzard cuts off any possible retreat, bodies start to drop in plain sight, knives spring out of nowhere, masked figures drag their victims behind swiveling bookcases, and accusing fingers point in all directions. However, and with no thanks to the bumbling police inspector who snowshoes in to investigate, the mystery is solved in the nick of time and the "Slasher" is unmasked—but not before the audience has been treated to a sidesplitting good time and a generous serving of the author's biting, satiric, and refreshingly irreverent wit.
 
 Thoroughly Modern Millie is a high-spirited musical romp that has all of New York dancing the Charleston. It’s the zany new 1920’s musical that has taken Broadway by storm, winning the TONY Award for BEST MUSICAL! Taking place in New York City in 1922, the musical tells the story of young Millie Dillmount, who has just moved to the city in search of a new life for herself. It’s a New York full of intrigue and jazz -- a time when women were entering the workforce and the rules of love and social behavior were changing forever. Based on the popular movie, the stage version of Thoroughly Modern Millie includes a full score of Elmer Bernstein songs and bright tap dance numbers filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men, and a dragon-lady of a villainess audience will love to hate, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a perfectly constructed evening of madcap merriment.
The classic comedy about mistaken identity and gender confusion is one of Shakespeare’s most beloved scripts! Transferred from the Elizabethan Era to a contemporary private school, two twins, Viola and Sebastian are separated when their ship capsizes. Each believes that the other has drowned. Viola washes ashore on the coast of Illyria, disguised as a boy named Cesario, she takes a position as an aide to the Duke Orsino. Orsino sends Cesario as an emissary to Olivia, the woman he loves. Meanwhile, Olivia’s besotted uncle, Sir Toby Belch has promised his niece’s hand to the foppish Sir Andrew Aguecheek. With the clownish philosopher Feste, all these members of Olivia's household plot to embarrass the dour butler Malvolio, who has no tolerance for frivolity. They fool Malvolio into thinking that Olivia desires him, and when he confesses his love, Olivia orders him imprisoned as a madman. Sebastian then turns up and is mistaken for Cesario. A series of comedic mishaps follow bring us to the delightful ending. “If music be the food of love …” INDEED! Don’t miss this enduring comic classic!

The 2013-14 Ballard High School Theatrical Season

 
World-renowned tenor Tito Merelli has signed on to play Otello at a Cleveland opera company in the fall of 1934. He arrives late and, through a set of crazy circumstances, passes out after mixing wine with a huge dose of tranquilizers. Believing that the divo is dead, the excitable opera manager taps his hapless assistant, an aspiring singer named Max, to suit up as the Moor and replace Merelli. Meanwhile, the tenor’s jealous wife, his ambitious female co-star, Max’s young girlfriend and the flirtatious head of the opera guild are on the scene fighting—sometimes literally—for the star’s attention. HI-LARIOUS FARCE

October 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12


One of the most uproariously funny musicals in recent years, Urinetown is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he's had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom! Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Urinetown is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the “comedic romp” into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit, and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.

March 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15


 
Set in 1665 London as the Black Plague sweeps the city claiming more than 100,000 lives, The Living is not about death. Rather this remarkable, riveting drama is a compelling confirmation of life. And although it's set more than three centuries ago, Anthony Clarvoe's two-act parable (in which the reactions of the people and the government parallel those surrounding today's HIV epidemic), maintains...stunning immediacy... Often bitterly funny, often ineffably sad, this is the story of a few brave sometimes reluctantly so people who stood fast, doing what need to be done....

May 8, 9, 15, 16, 17

The 2012-2013 Ballard High School Theatrical Season

“The Year of Scotland”

Almost, Maine

Playwright John Cariani employs elements of magical realism as he explores the mysteries of the human heart in this delightful new comedy. On a Friday night in the middle of winter, residents of a small, mythical town in far northern Maine are falling in and out of love at an alarming rate. Knees are getting bruised; hearts are getting broken...but the bruises heal and hearts mend-almost-in what has been described as a "charming midwinter night's dream." Almost, Maine will leave you spent from laughter and thoroughly warmed from the inside out. November 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, & 10

The Sound of Music

The final collaboration between Rodgers and Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess to the seven children of a widowed naval captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern captain, and they marry. Upon returning from the honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the captain’s immediate service in their navy. The family’s narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in theatre. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time. February 28, March 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, & 10

Songs for a New World

Jason Robert Brown says, "It's about one moment. It's about hitting  the wall and having to make a choice, or take a stand, or turn around and go back." These are the stories and characters of today, the songs for a new world. Brown transports his audience from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge 57 stories above Fifth Avenue to meet a startling array of characters ranging from a young man who has determined that basket-ball is his ticket out of the ghetto to a woman whose dream of marrying rich nabs her the man of her dreams and a soulless marriage. With a small, powerhouse cast and a driving, exquisitely crafted score running the gamut of today’s popular music, SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD is a great way to bring the next generation into the theatre!  May 30, 31 & June 1


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